Chemistry Newsbytes

nobel-chemistry-medal.jpgThink you know who's going to nab this year's Nobels? Try your luck and possibly win an iPod. medGadget Former UC-Merced graduate student gets plea deal and nearly six years in prison in meth-making case. San Jose Mercury News Using acid to suss out metals' crystalline structure. Popular Science Authorities in Wisconsin evacuate a three-mile area after discovering bottles of picric acid in a basement lab. Chicago Tribune Chemistry Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto weighs in on the Royal Society's former education director. Guardian Carl Djerassi discusses his latest play, "Taboos," on Science Friday. NPR Nature's political coverage goes to the dogs. The Times